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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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First DOD general officer completes F-35 qualification training

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr. Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U. S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, connects his oxygen mask prior to his final qualifying flight in the F-35A Lightning II Sept. 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Silveria became the first general officer in the Department of Defense to qualify…

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Physician Assistants Week 2014: Celebrating 47 years of compassion, excellence

Posted  October 3, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — You’ve seen us in your family’s doctor’s office, in your local emergency room, and perhaps even in the operating room. When that smiling medical provider introduces themselves as a physician assistant, or PA, who and what exactly are you meeting?  The PA is a nationally certified, state-licensed medical professional that traces…

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Rescue goes down range

Posted  October 3, 2014

When a U.S. service member or allied troop becomes wounded on the battlefield and their condition becomes dire, it falls upon the shoulders of a few to make sure that warrior comes home alive.

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Importance of solid workplace safety practices

Posted  October 3, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many may see safety as a waste of time when it comes to the workplace. Some may believe that as long as you’re not bleeding, there are no safety violations or concerns, so no need for paperwork.  However, safety encompasses small and large issues. Some of the smaller issues include blown…

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65th AGRS inactivated

Posted  October 3, 2014

  Lt. Col. Gregory Wintill, former commander of the 65th Aggressor Squadron, cases the 65th AGRS flag at the Flanker Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept 26. The 65th AGRS has helped to train thousands of service members by acting in the aggressor role during exercises such as Red Flag, and…

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Combined Federal Campaign 2014 kicks off

Posted  October 3, 2014

The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off here Sept. 2 and will run through Dec. 15.

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Green Flag gains new dimensions

Posted  October 3, 2014

The final rendition of Green Flag-West for fiscal year 2014, brought in many firsts. Green Flag 14-10 took place Sept. 12 to 26.

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Global access can also mean global cyber crime

Posted  October 3, 2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which has become increasingly important in recent years as global Internet use continues to grow exponentially.

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Oct. 1 – Pulse on AF force management

Posted  October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — Featured in this force management update are details regarding changes to the reduction in force board eligibility and ongoing civilian force management programs.   Military force management Due to adjustments for operational requirements and additional voluntary separations, judge advocates [51J], operations research analysts [61A] in the 2002 year group, and acquisition managers [63A]…

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AF updates voluntary education programs for FY15

Posted  October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1. Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, or AF COOL, will take the place of the military tuition assistance, or MilTA, certification program for enlisted and total-force Airmen seeking…

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